When it comes to buying baby furniture I definitely have to be critical. It is important that the furniture is safe and well made, fortunately Graco nearly always tick all the boxes. The Graco Lauren crib is no different in my opinion. The crib is spacious and easy to assemble (it comes flat packed). Best of all the color goes with just about every style of room. After shopping around and testing out a few cribs for our baby daughter we decided to go with the Graco Lauren crib and paid roughly $149 which I think is amazing value considering we will most likely get at least 3 years out of it!
Perhaps the best thing about this crib is that it's stylish. The picture shows the Graco Lauren Crib Espresso color which will fit nicely with just about any room decoration. If you have spoken to anyone who first bought one of the Graco Lauren crib original designs a few years ago they might have told you that they were not very durable. Graco really paid attention and corrected this after the Crib recall and completely changed the flawed design. I'm pleased Graco took notice of this and did the Graco Lauren Crib recall as it has certainly made them create a solid, reliable product line of cribs!
Overall, The Crib is a perfect crib for any parent who is seeking value for money. I have spoken to people who have had 3 - 4 years use out of the Graco Crib. Not bad for just $150 investment! Value aside, the crib is strong and durable but can be easily stored or transported if required. My daughter loves this crib and is now using the toddler bed setup which is great. The colors do sell out quite fast and you will need to buy the mattress and covers separate but this is a great all purpose crib that should meet most of your requirements!